According to a recent report from vanguard, Nigerians consume at least 360,000 tonnes of beef each year, accounting for half of all West Africa. This report also states that the cost and consumption are expected to quadruple by 2050.
With a population of over 140 million people, Nigeria is severely lacking in vital nutritional components such as protein, which is critical for the realization and development of mental and physical potential. According to data from the FOS, CBN, and FAO, the average Nigerian has access to less than 2kg of beef per year from cattle. In fact, since 1994, milk production has been declining.
Demand for animal products is expanding not only as a result of Nigeria's rapid urbanization but also as a result of consumers' increased spending power and the rise of a new middle class.
What Do All These Mean?
There is a huge gap between demand and supply for by-products from cattle, and with this, the market is very wide. Any smart person would consider cattle rearing and owning a cattle village.
When it comes to cattle rearing, your mind may quickly create a picture of the Fulani herdsmen who take their herds of cattle and roam over the place. But the truth is that you too can run a cattle farm successfully and profitably from the comfort of your home
The purpose of cattle rearing is not just about raising some herds of cattle and selling them off for cash, there are other business opportunities attached to it. For instance, if you are interested in dairy products, you can rear cattle to produce milk for sale to companies who produce canned milk, yogurt, and the likes or you could sell it fresh to those who would process the milk into cheese or butter used as pastries and in cooking and baking.
If you are interested in meat production and packaging, you could begin cattle rearing to produce meat to supply to supermarkets, shopping malls, homes, schools, and party organizers.
We Can Help You
Our CATTLE VILLAGE is sited on a 50 acres expanse of land at Agro Empire Estate, Alamala, Abeokuta-North, Ogun State designed to be semi-intensive that will accommodate about 500-1000 cows.
Starting with fattening of cross-breeds and selling to the market at maturity before we venture into reproduction (breeding) of calves to grow the numbers of herds at the cattle village.
The ranch will provide access to Water, grazing areas, Feeds and supplements, Housing, Vaccination, Security, and Market for interested partners who are interested in owning their own ranch in the Cattle Village, and we also provide management support for those who want us to help them manage their cows.
The Cattle village is powered by ARMI Cooperative Multipurpose Society, with the goal of helping its members to own their Mini ranch and make money from it for 10 years.
HOW IT WORKS
- Sign up to Become an ARMI co-operative member here(include link)
- After completing Registration, continue to pay a start-up capital of 380,000 NAIRA. Click here to see the price plan
- We manage the entire process from Ranch setup to selling the products with a professional and dedicated team.
YOUR BENEFITS AS A CATTLE OWNER
- Professional cattle village management includes Housing and farm fencing, Feeding, medication, and cattle village security.
- Legal documents showing you own part of the semi-intensive mini ranch at our CATTLE VILLAGE as a cooperative member
- Insurance coverage on your cattle Village
- You visit your Cattle Village at your convenience
Estimated Return on Investment
With your start-up capital cost of 380,000, Your ranch will consist of 5 cows
Estimated sale of 5 cows at the prevailing market price will be 200,000 x 5 cows = 1,000,000 (1million naira)
Since the recurrent charge is currently 150,000 with the exemption of the cow it means that your farm can accommodate up to 5 cows with lesser charges, maximizing the capacity of your farm and making more profit in the business.
The estimated profit will also be determined by the technical team; however, we have estimated that members can make about 25- 30% returns per cow in a year. The cooperative only charges 30% on profit her members take 70%